Voice Camden, Oracy Hub

Main aims of the project in 2019 - 20

We aim to continue to build on the success and ambitions of Voice Camden this year in which all hub members have contributed to building a culture of oracy across Camden, developing their expertise and pedagogy, to lead oracy in their schools. The offer this year aims to further develop our Oracy Leaders through specialised training and also offer an additional member of staff in each school the opportunity to develop best practice in oracy teaching. The Oracy Pioneers Programme is a year-long professional development programme, supporting primary and secondary teachers to become expert oracy practitioners within the classroom. Our aim is that together both the Oracy Leaders and Pioneers can work in partnership to promote great oracy in their schools.

We aim to build a growing network of schools sharing good practice, connecting with the National Voice 21 community and benefiting from research partnerships with Cambridge University. Following the Voice Summit Conference taking place at Regents High on July 6th, we will continue to provide Teach Meets and teacher research group clusters to enable collaborative thinking and practice sharing across the primary and secondary phases.


Want to get involved?

Which staff will benefit from joining and why?

Oracy Leaders: - Participants will continue to develop their expertise and leadership skills through access opportunity to develop and deepen understanding of a specific area of oracy.
Oracy Pioneers: - The Oracy Pioneers Programme will enable teachers to develop an in-depth understanding of oracy, engaging with the latest research and pedagogy.

What does the Hub plan to achieve and what resources will be created?

Oracy leads will share action research outcomes and resources through the hub events and join a wider network of educational leaders to raise the status of oracy in Camden and beyond. This will culminate in Camden Voice World Speech Day event in March and a celebration event for Pioneers and Leaders in June 2019.


Lead Schools

Richard Cobden Primary, Torriano Primary, Christopher Hatton Primary, William Ellis Secondary

Kath Bannon

Richard Cobden Primary

0207 387 5909

Gwen Lee

Christopher Hatton Primary

020 7278 4500

Sam White

William Ellis School

020 7267 9346

Helen Bruckdorfer

Torriano Primary School